In this illuminating seminar, Karen Reid of 36 Group gives a focused overview of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, including a look at Right to Buy, which has surfaced once more in government policy. Other topics looked at include:
- Starter homes
- Rogue landlords and property agents in England
- Banning orders
- Rent repayment orders
- Who can apply and make the repayment order?
- What are the offences?
- Are there any restrictions?
- How to apply
- How is it calculated?
- Extended right to buy
- Secure tenancies
Karen is regularly instructed to appear before the Asylum and Immigration Chamber of both the Upper and First-Tier Tribunals in respect of all areas of immigration law including asylum, human rights claims, and immigration bail proceedings. Her particular expertise is in representing vulnerable clients including unaccompanied minors and young people and victims of trafficking. Karen has experience in deprivation of nationality cases.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Karen was employed as the Head of Advocacy and Immigration for Afghan Association Paiwand, a London-based refugee community organisation, which she continues to be involved with as a member of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to her immigration practice, Karen accepts instructions in all other areas of human rights law. Karen has represented both local authority and private tenants in possession claims, and individuals in possession proceedings against mortgage companies.